How to book outside gigs through GigSalad
If a client contacts you directly, either through another service, your website or by phone, you can still book that gig on GigSalad. Just send them a quote using the Book Outside Gig tool, and the client can create an account and book you through our booking platform.
To send a quote for an outside lead:
- Log in to your control panel and go to Tools.
- Select Book Outside Gig.
- Complete the quote form. The outside quote form requires you to fill in the client information & event details, along with the basic quote information that's always requested.
- Click Send.
The client will then receive an email from GigSalad saying that you've sent them a quote. The email will include a link to create a GigSalad account, which they will do by providing a password that will be associated with their email address. Once they get logged in, they'll be able to view your quote. From there, the process is the same as it is for any client that uses GigSalad to contact you. They can accept or decline the quote, or they can send you a message. If they accept the quote, they will pay your full price, including the deposit and balance payment, to complete the booking. When you send quotes for outside gigs, they will appear under Gig Leads in your Inbox.
NOTE: When you send a quote through the outside gig form, the client's request will not be shared with any other members. This is a private communication between you and your client only.
Why you should book all your leads through GigSalad
Booking gigs through GigSalad will make things easier for both you and your clients. Here are a few reasons why:
- It's easier to stay organized and manage your gigs all in one place.
- Clients will have an easy and secure way to communicate with you, accept your quote, and pay your fee. They will feel more confident in booking you through GigSalad because of our Worry-Free Guarantee.
- We collect the full payment for you, so your gig is guaranteed and you won't need to mess with a separate payment or card processor. Our direct deposit option delivers the fastest payouts in the industry, so you don't have to wait days to get your money.
- We'll follow up with the client for you after the event to collect a review. Reviews received from a gig booked through the site (verified reviews) will carry more weight in your overall star rating.
- Successfully booked gigs on our platform, and the subsequent verified reviews may help you earn Top Performer status.